Director of Operations

CorTalent - Annandale, MN, United States

Position Overview

The Director of Operations will lead the supply of product for the company, ensuring effective and efficient use of facilities and staff while developing/maintaining effective relationships with our manufacturing partners. This person must be a strategic minded leader while demonstrating strong technical, operational, and financial competencies.


Key Focus Area’s:

  • Lead, manage, and hold team accountable
  • Supply Chain Oversight
  • Production Development and Continuous Improvement
  • Facilities and Equipment
  • Service Levels




  • Leads the efficient supply of products, ensuring production, performance, and quality standards are consistently met
  • Ensure safety, quality, financial, and service level goals and standards are met
  • Develop an organizational vision for the future of manufacturing/supply
  • Achieves key material operational performance targets, on time delivery, service levels, inventory turns, cost of goods, etc.
  • Working with his/her team, establishes strategy and plans for sourcing, material supply, production capacity, logistics, and availability to meet commercial strategies
  • Establishes performance metrics; tracking, analyzing, and reporting performance in terms of quality, safety, capacity, cost, and customer service level
  • Provides leadership to organization- hiring and mentoring staff, ensuring all staff are adequately trained and development plans in place
  • Institute KPI’s, monitoring systems, dashboards for continuous root-cause identification, corrective actions, and optimal MRP planning
  • Work with cross-functional team to understand business needs and continue identify and execute on opportunities for business process optimization and improvement
  • Support development and implementation of integrated S&OP planning tools and framework
  • Continual optimization of production processes and parameters to achieve most effective use of our manufacturing capacity/resources
  • Identify and effectively implement quality/cost/service/safety projects
  • Identify, escalate, and facilitate resolution of manufacturing, supply chain, or quality issues that may adversely affect performance goals
  • Develop business continuity plans to ensure continued uninterrupted supply
  • Ensures state and federal regulatory compliance for manufacturing & supply
  • Performs other related duties as required


Skills & Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field required (Engineering (preferred), Supply Chain, Manufacturing/Ops)
  • At least ten years of experience in industrial/manufacturing setting, of which five years in leadership required
  • Extensive knowledge of manufacturing, including process optimization, capacity planning, and supply chain systems and processes
  • Experience transforming manufacturing operations to achieve superior results
  • Experience delivering operational excellence in demanding environments
  • Outsourcing and manufacturing operations experience for products, to include a thorough understanding of manufacturing systems and tools (LEAN, 6 Sigma, statistical process control, etc)
  • Track record of identifying and developing talent
  • Production experience in a low/medium volume, high SKU manufacturing operation is ideal

Posted On: Thursday, March 10, 2022

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